Caroline Place, Bayswater

The intelligent humour and confidence of this building is infectious

Caroline Place
Caroline Place Credit: Tim Soar

Amin Taha + Groupwork for private client
Contract value: £1.2m
GIA: 300m²
Cost per m²: £4,000

If serious architecture can be fun, this is the house that proves it. In a small and unassuming shell the architect has created a flexible home on all levels; with hinged cabinetry and walk-through bathrooms, the experience of living in this carved out cave will be delightful.

  • Caroline Place
    Caroline Place Credit: Tim Soar
  • Caroline Place
    Caroline Place Credit: Tim Soar
  • Caroline Place
    Caroline Place Credit: Tim Soar
  • Caroline Place
    Caroline Place Credit: Tim Soar
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In its playfulness of use but also in its love of material and detail this is architecture of significant ambition. Stone is used in multiple textures underfoot and overhead and concrete is textured to match, bringing a continuous yet rich feel from top to bottom of this home. It’s like living in a medieval stone workshop. Designing a home around the client’s needs, the architects’ love of materials and their ability to manipulate space, has delivered what can only be described as a tour de force. The intelligent humour and confidence of this building is infectious... and it makes you smile.

 

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